Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Profile:

In 1981, Lyeth Estate was founded in Sonoma County by Chip Lyeth. After having traveled through Bordeaux in the late 1970s, Chip came to believe what the Bordelais had known for centuries: that through blending, you could create a beautiful, distinctive wine, with unique characteristics often very different from the varietals from which it is created. Over 30 years later, we are still dedicated to Chip’s vision of making unique blends.

Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most important components used in creating the Meritage blend upon which Lyeth has built its success. The wine allows Lyeth to showcase this varietal in a way that reveals the individual qualities it contributes. Rich and luscious flavors with balanced acidity and smooth tannins ensure this is a wine that pairs well with food and entices the palate to take another sip.

Tasting Notes:

The 2016 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon is crafted from vineyards in the Dry Creek Valley, blending in a small amount of Merlot and Malbec to produce a harmonious wine with balanced complexity and a lingering finish. The nose on this bold wine opens with aromas of dusty plum, lavender and a touch of cherry. The palate offers a savory, full bodied mouthful featuring flavors of dried fruits, white pepper, tobacco leaf and a hint of orange zest.

Vintage: 2016
Wine Type: Red Wine
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Varietal Composition:
77% Cabernet Sauvignon
11% Petit Verdot
10% Merlot
2% Malbec
Appellation: Sonoma County
PH: 6.68
Barrel Aging:
16 Months
100% French Oak
Alcohol %: 15%
Acidity 5.2 g/L